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Transparent pricing with fixed

costs or flexible arrangements
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We achieve payment quickly and more

cost effectively than any other UK law firm

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Our strong commercial focus

achieves the best return for our clients.

What we do

Sterling Legal specialises in debt litigation, adjudication and mediation in order to achieve payment of outstanding debts as quickly and as cost effectively as possible.

We are the most cost effective debt litigation law firm in the UK with a flexible attitude to business including the ability to act on a fixed cost basis where required.

Our open and honest approach to our clients allows us to develop longstanding relationships. We provide advice throughout proceedings as to the best course of action and as to whether payment is likely to be achieved in a cost effective manner.

We adopt a holistic approach, often providing feedback to clients so that they can improve their order to cash process and terms of business to minimise risks of bad debt and allow for maximum recovery of costs.

Our services include :

  • Recovery of large or complex debts.
  • Cost effective processing of bulk claims.
  • Dispute resolution and mediation.
  • Adjudication for construction sector debts.
  • Overseas collections.
  • Review of terms of business and order to cash process.



Recovery of judgment debt 3 years after judgment.

  • March 30, 2016
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Sterling Legal brought a claim against  a company and its director (under a director’s guarantee) but was unable to enforce as the defendant left the UK. 3… Read More


Warning to SMEs chasing late payments

  • October 01, 2015
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SMEs will be disadvantaged in chasing late payments from big business customers the Bar Council has warned. Wealthy individuals and big business will have the upper hand in… Read More


Claim against an Irish retailer for 20,000 EUR.

  • August 23, 2015
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Claim against an Irish retailer for 20,000 EUR. Sterling was instructed by a wholesaler in the UK to recover 20,000 EUR from an Irish retailer that refused… Read More


Adjudication win under the Construction Act

Waste haulage claim for £1million. Sterling was instructed by a sub-contractor to recover £1 million from a leading, nationwide contractor. Following unsuccessful negotiations, Sterling commenced and won… Read More


Increase in UK court fees as from 22nd April 2014

  • May 12, 2014
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Changes to the court fee system in the UK have now taken effect : • Small claims fees for debts over £1,500 have increased. A 10% discount… Read More


The Jackson Reforms

  • October 05, 2013
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The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2013, otherwise known as ‘The Jackson Reforms’, come into force in England and Wales on 1 April 2013. One of the key… Read More

What our clients say

Finance Director, Waste Management Company, £13m t/o

We used Sterling Legal in a complex adjudication case in which our debtor had instructed a top City law firm. Graeme did a thorough job in analysing the position, putting together a case so strong that he made the other side look disorganised. We were successful and managed to get the debt paid quickly. Sterling are very easy to work with and seem to have our best interests at heart. It’s good to be able to call on a lawyer who we know we can trust who doesn’t charge the earth.

Credit Manager, Accountancy Firm, London, £15m t/o

We use Sterling Legal on the odd occasion where our client does not respond to our efforts in credit control or to Sterling’s debt recovery service. On each occasion they have been professional and extremely cost effective, giving me the confidence that I am getting good value and not throwing good money after bad.